4, Jln Hang Jebat
(Jonkers Street, next to the old Chung Kiaw Bank),
Open: 7.30am-4pm. Closed last Wednesday of the month.
Flavourful: Garlicky chicken rice balls are an integral element of Hoe Kee’s chicken rice.
This stall is one of two prominent chicken rice shops at the corner of the touristy “antique street” area. Madam Tan Hin Lee and her brother took the business over from their parents and claim that they were the first to set up the chicken rice business in the area over 40 years ago.
Hoe Kee’s smooth, round rice balls are flavourful and garlicky, with grains that flake when the balls are broken. The boiled chicken is firm and tender.
Apart from the chicken, the shop also serves asam fish curry, black bean soup and lotus root soup.